Kenya: Project Officer ASD Project

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Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Apr 2018

Job Title: Project Officer -Accountability for Service Delivery

Job purpose:The purpose of the post is to provide leadership in implementing Accountability for Service Delivery Project effectively in Laikipia and Isiolo counties

Responsibilities

  • Totally responsible for effective delivery of all project deliverables and monitoring of project activities to achieve project outcomes
  • Lead project evaluation activities such as Political Economic Analysis, baseline, and end line evaluation and ensure project M&E plan is in place and adhered to
  • Compile comprehensive internal and external periodic reports and timely submission of the same
  • Lead in project's budget planning, tracking and ensuring timely submission of monthly projections variance analysis reports and donor financial reports
  • Engage in national and county level lobbying and advocacy processes with relevant Civil Society Organisations on matters accountability for service delivery in ECD provision particularly in target counties
  • Relationship building with project partners, collaborating with county level organizations, county government and networks to maximize project outcomes.
  • Managing direct reports and partners according to VSO best practice, including providing continuous coaching and mentorship for their development
  • Participate in financial planning, administer and monitor expenditures against budgets and assist the project assistant to maintain budget tracking records for ASD project.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of ASD Project and Inclusive Education programme team and support in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project and the larger Education programme
  • Lead in mainstreaming VSO's core approaches (Social inclusion, Social accountability and Resilience) among project primary actors and stakeholders in target counties
  • Any other duties as may be required from time to time by the Programme Manager

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or relevant social sciences: Masters in Development work is an added advantage
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in formulation, implementation and review of development strategies and effective project management
  • Experience in developing and implementing accountability, advocacy and campaign strategies
  • Experience working with ECD primary actors, parents, school governance and county government officials is an added advantage
  • Knowledge on effective provision of pre-primary education and accountability practices
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and with minimal supervision
  • Proven experience in coaching and mentoring of team members
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Evidence of effective problem solving and organisational skills
  • Evidence of professionalism and high integrity
  • Evidence of openness to learning to improve own performance

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=am9tZWdhLjAxODM4LjM4MzBAdnNvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

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